Warrior-Scholars Explore Relevance of Freedoms

Whether they served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, the 15 veterans and reservists of the first 2017 Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) class agreed they gained a greater appreciation for democracy in the United States by seeing people from other countries aspire to a way of life many Americans take for granted.

Gretchen Ritter ’83, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences at Cornell, used this observation July 24 to launch a two-hour discussion of the Declaration of Independence.

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